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14 Fun Halloween Costumes for Babies

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Your baby’s first Halloween is a wonderful introduction to the world of children’s dress-up. You can let your imagination run wild, because an infant is too young to object to the costume you decide on. Enjoy some adorable babies showing off their costumes.

1. DAVID BOWIE

 

Johnny Miller’s son was David Bowie for his first Halloween last year. This little “Rebel Rebel” has gone through some “Changes” since then.

2. RIPLEY WITH EXOSKELETON

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Redditor rdt156’s friend Jason went all out for his daughter’s first Halloween. She is Ripley, from the movie Aliens, and her dad is the Power Loader exoskeleton that she uses to defeat the alien queen.

3. STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW BABY

My first custom figure - stay puft marshmallow baby #ghostbusters

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Robot Chicken writer/voice actor Dan Milano went all out for his daughter’s first Halloween in 2012. She was just a baby, but as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, she towered over Manhattan and the entire Ghostbusters cast.

4. THE LITTLEST MERMAID

Justine Galbraith knits and crochets adorable baby clothes, which are available for purchase through her Etsy shop YarnForLittles. She made this adorable mermaid costume for an infant that includes a starfish headband, bandeau top, and mermaid tail.

5. CHEWBACCA

Probably the best thing I've ever made. #chewbacca #starwars #babychewbacca #babyhalloweencostume #halloween2015

A photo posted by Stephanie Burgess (@tuesdayswithmarshall) on

 

Little Marshall is ready to battle a Sith Lord in his homemade Chewbacca costume. Stephanie Burgess says this is the second best thing she’s ever made. This year, it looks as if he has joined the Dark Side.

6. NECKBEARD

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Redditor buterbetterbater said he was going to dress his infant daughter as a neckbeard, the stereotype of redditors that members have humorously embraced, for Halloween this year. He followed through by posting the completed costume: She has the requisite fedora (with hair attached), katana, Anonymous shirt, cape, and quasi-beard. Others in the forum suggested she carry Cheetos and a Mountain Dew.

7. LOBSTER IN A POT

She's my loooooobster #babyhalloweencostume #firsthalloween #babylobster

A photo posted by Grissel Aguirre (@grisselaguirre) on

 

Grissel Aguirre created a mother-daughter costume last year to show off her culinary skills. The baby is just delicious! However, she escaped the pot.

8. POPCORN


If your baby will be trick-or-treating in a carrier, you can use that as a starting point for a clever costume. Kate Eckstein made a popcorn bag from felt and hot glue to tote Owen around on his first Halloween in 2010.

9. SLASH

Relax it's just dax as @slash 👻 #babydaxel #slash #babyhalloweencostume #gunsNroses #babydaxel

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We would recognize this little rock star anywhere. Daxel Vaughn Friedman was barely old enough to walk last year, but he pulled off playing the guitarist like a boss. We all wish we had a hat like that.

10. SCUBA DIVER

Mackenzie at I Love My Kids dressed up her son as a scuba diver for his first Halloween a couple of years ago—with a DIY costume that cost less than $5 altogether. She explained how she did it: The breathing apparatus is a pacifier connected to a painted Pepsi bottle “air tank.” A few other details made it not only recognizable, but adorable, too.

11. HERE COMES THE JUDGE

 

Julie H. shared a picture of her baby dressed as a judge for Halloween last year. She purchased a graduation cap and gown, then substituted a cotton ball wig and lacy tie for the cap. Add a gavel and you have a thoroughly judicious infant.

12. BABY GROOT

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S7ar-lord’s son got the Baby Groot treatment last Halloween. His wife is Etsy seller Summer Wood, who knows a thing or two about making costumes and accessories.

13. TINKERBELL

 

Katie O'Hagan makes tutus of all sizes and colors at her Etsy store WhenMermaidsDream, so you can let your imagination run wild. This tiny Tinkerbell dress is just one of the many magical costumes she has for infants and little princesses.

14. MAVERICK AND GOOSE

These twins went trick-or-treating as Maverick and Goose, the Navy pilots from Top Gun, in their very own fighter jet.

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Here's What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
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Americans indulged their sweet tooth in a major way this Halloween, spending an estimated $2.7 billion on candy intended for front porch distribution. Rather than confronting a weepy child with an empty bowl because they bought too little, shoppers tend to buy in bulk. Come November, that can mean pounds of sugar-packed temptation still sitting in the house.

The good news: You can remove the risk to your waistline and do some good at the same time. A number of charitable organizations take leftover candy and send it to troops stationed overseas. Operation Gratitude has set up a number of drop-off centers around the country—you can search by zip code—to accept your extra treats. Once collected, they’ll send them to both troops and first responders. Last year, the group collected nearly 534,000 pounds of goodies.

Often, drop-off locations will be located in dental offices as a way of reminding everyone of the perils of tooth decay from excess sugar consumption. Some dentists even offer buy-back programs, paying $1 for each pound returned.

If donating to a national program is proving difficult, you can always deliver the extra candy to local food pantries or homeless shelters.

[h/t weartv.com]  

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The FDA Has a Warning for People Who Love Black Licorice
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Every Halloween, children and adults alike gorge on candy. One estimate puts the number of junk calories consumed at up to 7000 per kid, the equivalent of 13 Big Macs. While all of that sugar is most certainly not healthy, Consumerist reports that there’s actually a more immediate danger to your well-being: black licorice.

Most versions of the candy, which gains some popularity around the spooky season, contains glycyrrhizin, a sweetening compound found in the licorice root. While tasty, glycyrrhizin can affect potassium levels in the body, causing them to fall to dangerously low levels. High blood pressure, swelling, and even heart issues can develop as a result.

It’s not just bingeing that can cause issues. According to the Food and Drug Administration, adults over 40 who eat more than two ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could suffer heart problems like arrhythmia. If you have a history of heart disease, you’re even more susceptible to complications.

The FDA recommends using a little common sense when consuming black licorice, eating it in moderate amounts and stopping if you notice any adverse symptoms. If you do experience potassium level drops, it’s usually reversible once you put the bag down. Treats that are licorice-flavored are typically artificial and won’t have the same effect as the actual plant root—but for your waistline’s sake, try to avoid gorging on anything.

[h/t Consumerist]

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